Good weekend for Zim football


Champions League and the Confederation Cup participants Gunners FC; Lengthens FC and Caps United FC enhanced their chances of progressing to the first round of both competitions after they all managed to secure important victories last weekend.

Caps United and Lengthens laboured to slender first leg victories in the Confederations Cup with the later capturing a slim 2-1 win over AS Adema of Madagascar Sunday, while Makepekepe edged Mbabane Highlanders 1-0 on Saturday.

In Tanzania Gunners posted a more convincing victory, dismissing Mafunzo FC of Zanzibar 1-2 in their own backyard. David Redioyni and Norman Maroto scored for Chando Kupisa who were without some of their key players due to injury.

Lengthens who were participating for the first time in the continental cup competition got off to a winning start in their home tie at Rufaro stadium yesterday. Goals from Artwell Nyamiwa and Admire Dzukamanja powered them to victory .They should however be worried after conceding an away goal which may work against them when the two teams meet in a fortnight in Madagascar.

Caps United will rue the numerous chances they squandered in their match on Saturday before being saved by a late controversial penalty. Method Mwanjali did justice to the God-given chance to save Lloyd Chitembwe’s boys from serious embarrassment.

Mbabane Highlanders are considered continental minnows and Caps United should ask themselves difficult questions over their near defeat by such an outfit and in their own backyard! But it is the final result that matters and the Green Machine still had reason to smile after this near disaster.

“We are a bit disappointed we could not convert the numerous chances we created but we are happy we managed to score,”Caps United team manager Wilson Mutekede told the media after the match.